CHICAGO - Highs today will flirt with the record of 75 degrees set just two years ago.
Skies will be partly sunny and there will be a stiff breeze out of the south. We will break a record for the warmest low on this date. That record is currently 52 degrees set in 1949. It will stay warmer than that through 11:59 p.m.
In fact, tomorrow’s high will be whatever the reading is at midnight. I like 58 degrees at that time but kiss anything remotely that warm goodbye for a longgggggggggg time. With the cold front that heralds the big change, I remain utterly unimpressed with much if any rainfall here. Sprinkles or a brief shower overnight behind the actual front.
Then, it’s unseasonably cold for the next 10 days at least.
The weekend will feature highs only in the upper 30s with a few flurries on Saturday not out of the question. There is another chance of a mix of rain/snow Tuesday.
Nicole is now a tropical storm after making landfall as a CAT 1 Hurricane just south of Vero Beach FL around 2am Chicago time.